Definition of at ease in English:

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    (also at one's ease)
    Free from worry, awkwardness, or problems; relaxed.

    ‘she was never quite at ease with Phil’
    • ‘The main courses arrived swiftly, with the kind of faultlessly friendly, attentive yet unobtrusive service that always puts you at your ease in a restaurant.’
    • ‘The master of ceremonies will welcome each of the contestants in turn, set them at their ease, and introduced the musical item that each will render.’
    • ‘He had a great way with people, and had the remarkable ability to put customers at their ease.’
    • ‘It's informal and friendly and sets me at my ease immediately.’
    • ‘He was mild-mannered and polite, attempting light humour to put me at my ease.’
    • ‘The door slammed shut behind him and I jumped, but Mother seemed perfectly at ease.’
    • ‘I could tell by our team's attitude that they seemed to be totally at ease when they took the field.’
    • ‘With Will it's so easy not to feel intimidated because he puts you at ease.’
    • ‘Now vulnerable people can feel more at ease knowing that recruits are signing up to stop doorstep con-artists.’
    • ‘The only way to set your mind at ease before purchasing a supplement is to check out the facts first.’
    relaxed, calm, serene, tranquil, unworried, contented, content, happy
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    1. 1.1Military In a relaxed attitude with the feet apart and the hands behind the back (often as a command)
      ‘all right, stand at ease!’
      • ‘Both girls ceased their jitters and tried to stand at ease, gnawing away at their lips.’
      • ‘I halted in front of the sentry box, turned to the front and stood at ease.’
      • ‘The soldiers at Micklegate Bar are not marching but are stood at ease, and may well have been from the Army Cadet Corps.’
      • ‘To my surprise, he was standing at ease, talking to an old lady who was seated on one of the chairs in the alcove.’
      • ‘He joined Neal, Arlyn and Lori, standing at ease on the other side of the stage.’